Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gig News

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gig News

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Byline: Simon Duke

GIG NEWS Duke By Simon Sunday afternoon will be a massive one for Newcastle singer Channy Thompson when she steps out onto the Newcastle Pride stage in front of thousands of people.

For local lass Channy it's a huge deal, especially as she'd hoped to perform at the huge city centre event last year.

"I was gutted not to make the line-up in 2014 so I'm determined to go out there and have fun," she told What's On.

"Pride is a great event and I share its message about everyone being accepted for who they are. That's what I'm all about.

"I've never actually been to Pride before and it's not until I got talking to people that I realised how huge it actually is; I'm just excited to be there and experience it now!" Channy's had an incredibly busy year. She finished runner-up for the second year in succession in Metro Radio's Big Audition, raising PS4,500 for charity in the process, supported Say Something dance diva Karen Harding at Powerhouse and is just back from performing at a special showcase in London. …

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